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Taxon DRAFT Profile

Version: 0.4-DRAFT-2019_06_24 (19 June 2019)

Bioschemas profile for describing a biological taxon


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Key to specification table

CD = Cardinality

Property Expected Type Description CD Controlled Vocabulary Example
Marginality: Minimum.
name Text
Schema:

The name of the item.


Bioschemas:

Currently valid (zoological) or accepted (botanical) name for that taxon, with authorship and date information if known.

ONE
taxonRank PropertyValue
Text
URL
Schema:

The taxonomic rank of this taxon given preferably as a URI from a controlled vocabulary (e.g. the ranks from TDWG TaxonRank ontology or equivalent Wikidata URIs)


MANY
Marginality: Recommended.
parentTaxon Taxon
Text
URL
Schema:

Closest parent taxon of the taxon in question. Inverse property: childTaxon


Bioschemas:

Direct, most proximate higher-rank parent taxon

ONE
url URL
Schema:

URL of the item.


Bioschemas:

Link to the webpage associated to this taxon

ONE
Marginality: Optional.
additionalType URL
Schema:

An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the ‘typeof’ attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.


Bioschemas:

A Taxon type from a well known vocabulary, e.g. DarwinCore http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon or http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonConcept#TaxonConcept

MANY
alternateName Text
Schema:

An alias for the item.


Bioschemas:

Scientific name, with authorship and date information if known, of a synonym of the currently valid (zoological) or accepted (botanical) name.

MANY
childTaxon Taxon
Text
URL
Schema:

Closest child taxa of the taxon in question. Inverse property: parentTaxon


Bioschemas:

Direct, most proximate lower-rank child taxa

MANY
hasCategoryCode CategoryCode
Schema:

A Category code contained in this code set.


MANY
sameAs URL
Schema:

URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item’s identity. E.g. the URL of the item’s Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.


Bioschemas:

URL of third-party webpages describing the same taxon

MANY
vernacularName Text
Bioschemas:

A vernacular (common) name of the taxon

MANY